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Good heatsink for AM2 cpu AM2+ socket

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January 26, 2009 12:53:23 AM

i have a Athlon 5000 OCed at 2.8 but i dont want to go any further until i cool this thing down. im on the stock cooler and my idle is around 40C and orthos stress testing brings me to 65C

i need a new heat sink.
whats the best one out there that i can get under preferebly under $50 and i will also be buying some artic silver 5 to go with it. my motherboard uses socket AM2+
it would need to be about 3.5 inches wide (or a LITTLE more) in order to fit without hitting my RAM. it could be 8 inches tall and still fit without hitting the side fan. thanks for any help
January 26, 2009 1:03:38 AM

i've got the x2 7750 on the artic freezer64 may not be the best but it has artic mx2 preaplied and is $25-$30 depending on where you buy it.
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January 26, 2009 12:38:31 PM

I personally like my Noctua NH-U12P, it can be had on newegg, and frozencpu (unless they dropped it recently). If you do get this one, make sure your case is deep enough.
January 26, 2009 1:05:06 PM

Blacklyte said:
i've got the x2 7750 on the artic freezer64 may not be the best but it has artic mx2 preaplied and is $25-$30 depending on where you buy it.


Ive been using one for over a year now first on my Athlon x2 6000+ Oced @3.3ghz and now on my new Phenom II x4 940 Oced @3.7ghz with an idle temp of 27c and load of around 35c.
January 27, 2009 1:22:54 AM

Blacklyte said:
i've got the x2 7750 on the artic freezer64 may not be the best but it has artic mx2 preaplied and is $25-$30 depending on where you buy it.


I'll second the Artic freezer64. I have one on a 5000+Be and another on a standard 5000+. Both run fine at 3.1GHZ and rarely go above 50C.
January 27, 2009 12:05:01 PM

ya, im thinking the artic freezer, its cheap and seams like it works, Should i get some arctic silver 5 with it, or is the pre applied stuff just as good?
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